A crowd gathered and a few protesters briefly scuffled with police Saturday evening after a Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the city's South Side.
Chicago police officers on foot said they observed a man "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person", Anthony Guglielmi, the Chicago Police Department's chief communications officer, said in a statement shared on Twitter. Video circulating on social media show tense confrontations between police and protesters.
A crowd of about 150 residents shouted "murderers" and obscenities, local media reports said, as demonstrators reportedly tossed rocks and bottles and jumped on police cars. Police said an officer then returned fire and neither the officer nor Truitt were injured.
Protesters sparred with Chicago police officers following a deadly shooting on Saturday, July 13, 2018.
Guglielmi says a weapon was recovered at the scene but did not say where or whether it was on the man.
Fred Waller, patrol chief of the Chicago police, told the New York Times and other media, that officers saw a bulge in his pants that they believed to be a gun.
While police have not publicly identified the victim, Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization based in Chicago, said he was Harith "Snoop" Augustus, an African-American barber and father.
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Issa also said that he was shoved to the ground by police who "smacked" his phone out of his hand.
The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, according to officials.
Chief Waller said protesters threw bottles and jumped on top of a squad auto, with social media videos showing punches thrown on both sides.
Chicago has a troubled history of police shootings.
The city erupted in protest in 2015 after the release of a video showing white police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014.
The report prompted a series of reforms, including the use of body cameras, created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable.